'''George Bernard Shaw''' (26 July 18562 November 1950) was an Irish people|Irish playwright
and a co-founder of the London School of Economics
. Although his first profitable writing was music journalism|music
and literary criticism
, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism
, his main talent was for drama
, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essay
and short story
writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems with a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw's attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.
He was most angered by what he perceived as the exploitation
of the working class
. An ardent Socialism|socialist
, Shaw wrote many brochures and speeches for the Fabian Society
. He became an accomplished orator in the...